Nwodo gave the commendation on Thursday in Enugu during a symposium organised by the Enugu State chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC).
He said that the Igbo nation was appreciative of all patriotic Nigerians who rose against such decisive utterances by the northern groups.
“We thank the Federal Government for taking a position against the ill speeches against our people.
“We are particularly appreciative of all ethnic socio-cultural orgainsations such as Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum and our brothers in the South South for their solidarity”.
Nwodo said that such utterances were capable of truncating the unity of the country.
Nwodo urged all Igbos to maintain peace and harmony in their neighbourhoods.